Island Explorer, Hilton Head

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#2 of 62 in Wildlife in Hilton Head
Dolphin / Whale Watching · Eco Tour
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  • The Island Explorer sunset dolphin tour was the highlight of our Hilton Head trip. The crew was very friendly, knowledgeable, and great with our kids (age 12, 9, and 5), we will definitely be... 
    The Island Explorer sunset dolphin tour was the highlight of our Hilton Head trip. The crew was very friendly, knowledgeable, and great with our kids (age 12, 9, and 5), we will definitely be...  more »
  • Cap'n Cody did fine job! Professional, pleasant & good sense of humor. Geared to our interests & questions. Took us to some great dolphin watching- saw fish slapping display- 1st time ever. Very cool 
    Cap'n Cody did fine job! Professional, pleasant & good sense of humor. Geared to our interests & questions. Took us to some great dolphin watching- saw fish slapping display- 1st time ever. Very cool  more »
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  • Our family of 8 (5 adults and 3 kids under 6y/o) had a blast on the dolphin tour mid afternoon. Captain Cody was a great guide and very knowledgeable about the ecology and local wildlife; he was also very patient and playful with the kids entertaining them when asked 137 things about mermaids. The tour went out during high tide which was nice cause we were able to go through different spots but this also meant the wildlife had way more options to explore. We were fortunate to see 4 dolphins that came pretty close up to the boat the kids absolutely loved it and we even saw a mink swimming up to a dock. The tour was a relaxing get together for the family on our last day of spring break. Would highly recommend!!
  • The trip was a great time to the Vanishing Island! We are a family of 4 and had a boat to ourselves. It was about a 1 hour ride out & 1 hour back learning about the different birds and sea life. Seeing all the oysters was very cool. Spent about 1 hour at the island, which is actually quite a few islands that you can walk around too. Found tons of sand dollars and lots of other shells along with starfish. We also saw lots of dolphins during the ride out and back. My whole family had a great time and would highly recommend this tour! We also had a reservation at the Old Oyster Factory (where the boat leaves from) afterwards which was very good as well.

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